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So, you think you can clap to the beat? Beat-deafness better explained by research

November 10, 2014 - 7:22am
Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can’t keep a beat? Researchers have discovered that beat-deafness, though very rare, is a problem not simply of how people feel a pulse or move their bodies, but instead, how people synchronize with sounds they hear.

So, you think you can clap to the beat?

November 8, 2014 - 11:00pm
(McGill University) Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can't keep a beat? Researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal, have discovered that beat-deafness, though very rare, is a problem not simply of how people feel a pulse or move their bodies, but instead, how people synchronize with sounds they hear.

Cyber-Roach! Mic-Equipped Bugs Could Aid Disaster Rescue

November 7, 2014 - 1:18pm
Cyborg cockroaches equipped with microphones could one day be used to navigate disaster scenes and listen for survivors.

Ongoing Earthquake Swarm In Nevada Increasing Chances For A 'Big One'

November 7, 2014 - 10:43am

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with local, national and world news around the clock, [...] RENO - A swarm of earthquakes in a remote northwest area of Nevada that started in July this year has grown in intensity over the past several days, increasing the probability for a larger quake.

Curiosity rover sees a pixel's-worth of comet Siding Spring

November 7, 2014 - 8:47am
When Comet Siding Spring skimmed just 84,500 miles from Mars last month, NASA's Opportunity and Curiosity Rovers – along with several orbiting Mars spacecraft – readied their cameras to record the historic flyby. Opportunity's photos revealed a small, fuzzy blob against the stars of Cetus the Whale, but most of us searched in vain to find any trace of the comet among the blizzard of noise in pictures snapped by Curiosity. Yet it may be there after all. 

Amazon debuts Siri-style virtual assistant in speaker

November 6, 2014 - 1:30pm
Internet retail titan Amazon on Thursday introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.

Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds

November 6, 2014 - 9:40am
Researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.

Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds

November 6, 2014 - 8:15am
North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.

From strangers to mates in 15 minutes

November 6, 2014 - 6:00am
Ah, to be a fruit fly. No meddling matchmakers, creepy dates or frog kissing. Females process the sights, smell, sounds and touch of love to choose Mr. Right in 15 minutes. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University discovered the neural circuitry that allows females to make this decision. The work was published in the journal PLoS Biology and is featured on the cover of its October issue.

Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds

November 5, 2014 - 11:00pm
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.

Mysterious 'Chewing Machine' Mammal Lived Among Dinosaurs

November 5, 2014 - 1:48pm
Dinosaurs that lumbered around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana had a warm-blooded neighbor — a "chewing machine" with big eyes, excellent hearing and an acute sense of smell, according to a new study.

Understanding of global freshwater fish and fishing too shallow, scientists say

November 5, 2014 - 10:41am
What sounds counter-intuitive to an activity commonly perceived as quiet is the broad recommendation of scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) recommending that small-scale fishing in the world's freshwater bodies must have a higher profile to best protect global food security.

Understanding of global freshwater fish, fishing too shallow, scientists say

November 5, 2014 - 10:26am
Inland fish have to make a bigger splash. What sounds counter-intuitive to an activity commonly perceived as quiet is the broad recommendation of scientists recommending that small-scale fishing in the world's freshwater bodies must have a higher profile to best protect global food security.

Understanding of global freshwater fish and fishing too shallow, scientists say

November 4, 2014 - 11:00pm
(Michigan State University) Inland fish have to make a bigger splash. What sounds counter-intuitive to an activity commonly perceived as quiet is the broad recommendation of scientists at Michigan State University recommending that small-scale fishing in the world's freshwater bodies must have a higher profile to best protect global food security.

Canadian astronaut's 'Space Oddity' video back on YouTube

November 4, 2014 - 3:14pm
The first music video recorded in space—a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield—is back after a public outcry over its removal from YouTube.

DJ Spooky: Multimedia Mixes to Save the Planet

November 4, 2014 - 3:01pm
Paul D. Miller synthesizes art, music, and data to spotlight environmental issues.

Space Oddity cover back on YouTube

November 4, 2014 - 10:57am
A video of astronaut Chris Hadfield singing David Bowie's song on board the International Space Station is back online

Hermit thrush or humans: Who sets the tone?

November 4, 2014 - 10:15am
The songs of the hermit thrush, a common North American songbird, follow principles found in much human music -- namely the harmonic series. Researchers are the first to demonstrate note selection from the harmonic series in a non-human animal using rigorous analytical methods.

4.1 Earthquake Shakes Northwest Corner Of Neveda, Near California & Oregon Border

November 4, 2014 - 10:01am

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with local, national and world news around the clock, [] SHELDON NATIONAL REFUGE - An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 struck the northwest corner of Nevada near the borders of Oregon and California Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's automated seismograph alert network.

Brothers create mathematical model for creating odor cancelling smells

November 4, 2014 - 9:10am
Brothers Lav Varshney with the University of Illinois, and Kush, with IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center have together come up with a way to create odor canceling smells, akin to white noise for sound. They've written a paper describing their work and have uploaded it to the preprint server arXiv.